Apple in the House…
The first Apple product in the house has been bought; my DW got a Shuffle last night for her workouts at the gym. All I can say is that I’m not impressed in the least that after plugging it into the USB port it installed software & restarted my computer without any permission screens. Not one pop-up asking permission to install anything to my computer with options of Yes or Cancel. Apple has always been an arrogant/elitist company and they prove it once again.
Sure I bought the product but does that mean I automatically want your crap software on my system? The answer is NO. I would be happy with the product showing up just like any other USB drive that I can drag files too. But, NO, it has to install a bunch of crap to my system, including an icon picture of the dang shuffle in the colour that was bought. Add to the fact that the darn thing launches iTunes every time it gets plugged into the system.
I find iTunes to be one of the most annoying pieces of software I have on the computer. It is slow as hell to load & run and it is continuously in need of updates. That and it keeps trying to install Quick time and some stupid thing called Safari; both programs which I find useless.
This is why I bought an android tablet and not an iPad 2, cost savings and I get more options and storage availability. From what I have seen from others online Apple is not the perfect company it claims to be, brand new iMac systems with heat sink issues, monitor issues, HDD issues. iPad2’s with screen issues. For what they are charging for their products these things should be as near perfect as they can get. Of course wait a few months and then they will drop the newest version on you and make you wonder why you just bought the last thing, iPhone5 anyone.